Who's Who

Veronique Chajes

Visiting Scientist

Nutritional Epidemiology Group


Specialty:

Lipid Biochemistry/Epidemiology

Academic Degrees

YearDegreeMajorInstitutionTownCountry
2000Habilitation à diriger des recherches (HDR)Lipid Biochemistry/EpidemiologyUniversity François RabelaisToursFrance
1993PhDLipid Biochemistry/EpidemiologyUniversity François RabelaisToursFrance
1987MastersToxicologyUniversity of NancyNancyFrance
1986MastersCell Biology and PhysiologyUniversity François RabelaisToursFrance


Current Research Projects

  • Biomarkers of industrial trans fatty acids and breast cancer risk within the EPIC Study (Coordinator)
    V Chajès, N Slimani

  • Biomarkers of dietary fatty acids and breast cancer risk in the Mexican CAMA study
    V Chajès, A Scalbert, I Romieu

  • Biomarkers discovery : dietary fatty acids
    V Chajès, N Slimani, I Romieu, A Scalbert

  • Biomarkers of B vitamins, alcohol intake, polymorphisms of MTHFR, and breast cancer risk within the EPIC cohort, IARC
    V Chajès, A Scalbert, N Slimani, I Romieu

  • Mining the Food Metabolome to Identify New Biomarkers of Dietary Intake for Cancer Risk Studies
    V Chajès, S Rinaldi, N Slimani, A Scalbert


Selected Publications

Chajès V, Torres-Mejia G, Biessy C, Ortega-Olvera C, Angeles-Llerenas A, Ferrari P, Lazcano-Ponce E, Romieu I. (2012) w-3 and w-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid intakes and the risk of breast cancer in Mexican women: impact of obesity status. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 21 : 319-326

Chaj√®s V, Biessy C, Byrnes G, Deharveng G, Saadatian-Elahi M, Jenab M, Peeters PH, Ock√© M, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, Johansson I, Hallmans G, Manjer J, Wirf√§lt E, Jakszyn P, Gonz√°lez CA, Huerta JM, Martinez C, Amiano P, Su√°rez LR, Ardanaz E, Tj√łnneland A, Halkjaer J, Overvad K, Jakobsen MU, Berrino F, Pala V, Palli D, Tumino R, Vineis P, de Magistris MS, Spencer EA, Crowe FL, Bingham S, Khaw KT, Linseisen J, Rohrmann S, Boeing H, N√∂ethlings U, Olsen KS, Skeie G, Lund E, Trichopoulou A, Zilis D, Oustoglou E, Clavel-Chapelon F, Riboli E, Slimani N. (2011) Ecological-level associations between highly processed food intakes and plasma phospholipid elaidic acid concentrations: results from a cross-sectional study within the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC). Nutr Cancer 63 : 1235-1250

Chaj√®s V, Jenab M, Romieu I, Ferrari P, Dahm CC, Overvad K, Egeberg R, Tj√łnneland A, Clavel-Chapelon F, Boutron-Ruault MC, Engel P, Teucher B, Kaaks R, Floegel A, Boeing H, Trichopoulou A, Dilis V, Karapetyan T, Mattiello A, Tumino R, Grioni S, Palli D, Vineis P, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, Numans ME, Peeters PH, Lund E, Navarro C, Quir√≥s JR, S√°nchez-Cantalejo E, Gurrea AB, Dorronsoro M, Regn√©r S, Sonestedt E, Wirf√§lt E, Khaw KT, Wareham N, Allen NE, Crowe FL, Rinaldi S, Slimani N, Carneiro F, Riboli E, Gonz√°lez CA. (2011) Plasma phospholipid fatty acid concentrations and risk of gastric adenocarcinomas in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC-EURGAST). Am J Clin Nutr 94 : 1304-1313

Chajès V, Joulin V, and Clavel-Chapelon F. (2011) The fatty acid desaturation index of blood lipids, as a biomarker of hepatic stearoyl-CoA desaturase expression, is a predictive factor of breast cancer risk. Curr Opin Lipidol 22 : 6-10

Young Park J, Nicolas G, Freisling H, Biessy C, Scalbert A, Romieu I, Chajès V, Chuang SC, Ericson U, Wallström P, Ros MM, Peeters PH, Mattiello A, Palli D, María Huerta J, Amiano P, Halkjær J, Dahm CC, Trichopoulou A, Orfanos P, Teucher B, Feller S, Skeie G, Engeset D, Boutron-Ruault MC, Clavel-Chapelon F, Crowe F, Khaw KT, Vineis P, Slimani N. (2011) Comparison of standardised dietary folate across ten countries participating in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition. Br J Nutr 1 : 1-18

Scientific Societies Membership

Société Française de Nutrition

Prizes, Honours

Prize of Nutrition, Jacquemaire-santé (1998)
Prize of Nutrition, Nestlé (1999)